Ancient Assyrian Tomb with 10 Skeletons Discovered in Iraq

Ancient Assyrian Tomb with 10 Skeletons Discovered in IraqConstruction workers accidentally discovered a vaulted tomb dating back to the time of the Assyrian Empire in Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan. Eight other skeletons were found on the ground around the tomb, said Goran M. Amin, director of the survey department at the Directorate of Antiquities in Erbil, who is leading the team that is excavating the tomb. The tomb dates back to the Neo-Assyrian period, between the ninth and seventh centuries B.C. During this time, the Assyrianscontrolled a vast empire that, at its peak, stretched from the Persian Gulf to Egypt.



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